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BMW News: BMW Vision M Next Concept Unveiled

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BMW unveiled their BMW Vision M Next Concept in Munich today. This concept displays the prototype of BMW's future driving assistance technologies named "EASE" and "BOOST".  EASE allows the car to take over the task of driving and allowing the driver to relaxing in a comfortable living space.  Relaxing, talking, in-car entertainment, or other things focused away from driving are possible here. BOOST offers the driver the ultimate driving experience. 

The interior is driver oriented even if the driver is not driving. The design keeps the driver focused on the right content at the right time. 

Much of the Vision M Next Concept is a homage to the current BMW i8 PHEV. The exterior is pure sports car. Power comes from a PHEV drive with a total output of 600 horsepower and a top speed of 186 MPH.  Zero to 62 MPH is said to take just 3.0 seconds. There is also a BOOST+ mode that grants extra power at the push of a button.   All electric mode is good for up to 62 miles of range allowing for most commutes to be made purely on electricity alone...assuming you don't use the BOOST+ button too often. 

The concept isn't expected to go into production, but could indicate the path that BMW takes for both the i8 and fully autonomous driving.  Parts of the structure use recycled carbon fiber reinforced plastic, similar to bits of the 7-series and the platform can be used for EV, PHEV, and internal combustion engines.  BMW plans on releasing 25 electrified models over the next few years with all of them on the scene by 2023.

 

 


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Very cool design concept. I also love the new BMW EV Bike concept they showed off too.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/25/bmw-motorrad-electric-vision-dc-roadster/

This one is very cool and sounds also like a pod racer.

 

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They should build something like this.  They need a halo sports car product to compete with Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and all those guys.  Plus they need to push their EV cars.

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BMW isn't a 'halo sports car' company.

Besides, they have the spectacular i8 hybrid getting unilaterally rejected.

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11 hours ago, daves87rs said:

Is it fun to drive?

The i8 is a hoot to drive!

11 hours ago, balthazar said:

BMW isn't a 'halo sports car' company.

Besides, they have the spectacular i8 hybrid getting unilaterally rejected.

The i8 is so hard and tight to get in and out of (even for me) that it makes an NSX look like getting into a '66 Toronado. 

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1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

The i8 is a hoot to drive!

The i8 is so hard and tight to get in and out of (even for me) that it makes an NSX look like getting into a '66 Toronado. 

At least unlike Mercedes-Benz, BMW actually has built a few of their concepts for production. :P

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Looks like an i8 which was a total loser product. And, looks like they are repeating the same loser formula -- pathetic electric range + weak asses ICE generator. Add a big price tag and the impracticalities of of a 2-seat coupe, good luck with the sales.

Let me put it this way, the car will be CHEAPER, SIMPLER, LIGHTER and FASTER if it was simply a pure EV. And, trust me, people looking for a "practical" ride with the legs to go on interstate trips don't buy 2-seat hybrid supertoys anyway.

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17 hours ago, balthazar said:

BMW isn't a 'halo sports car' company.

Besides, they have the spectacular i8 hybrid getting unilaterally rejected.

Yet BMW has pulled in their plan for EVs by 2yrs.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1123785_bmw-pulls-ahead-its-electrification-plans-by-two-years

Makes one wonder what they know that no one else knows.

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14 minutes ago, balthazar said:

I would assume; nothing. 

True, but then who knows what the crazy German Government will do since it is the strongest and most powerful in the European Union, they pretty much can dictate what they want.

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